Program – A Look Inside of Rhode Island’s Lost Museum

Monday, October 2nd at 6:30pm

Join Steven Lubar, a professor of American studies at Brown, as he looks behind the scenes at museums, exploring the way that curators consider what to collect and how to display it. He’ll focus on the story of the Jenks Museum, Brown University’s museum of natural history, anthropology, and relics in the late 1800s, to raise questions about the work of museums do today.

Steven Lubar is a professor of American Studies at Brown University. Previously, he has been a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. He writes and teaches on museums and public humanities, and is working on an exhibition at the RISD Museum on “Repair.”

Sure to interest museum and library lovers as well as those interested in local history, this presentation is a must-see!